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  1. Exactly. Limit the financing to say 5 years and see what prices do. I guarantee they go down.
  2. Financing is what drove the prices higher. You can finance a boat for 20 years now. Same with vehicles, once financing went from 36mo to 48 to 60 to 72 to 84, prices when up with it.
  3. Ponyboy96

    Can a TACO pull my 244 Sunesta?

    I wouldn’t advise it. My f150 had issues going down the interstate with my boat. Plenty of power to pull it, I upgraded the brakes and it stopped ok, but wth family and gear I found I was overloaded. Check the payload capacity on the sticker on the door jam. Subtract out you, passengers and other stuff you have in the truck. Now what is left is what you can put on the tongue weight. I think you’ll find you’re overloaded. Now imagine if you will you are towing your boat and get into an accident. Won’t take a good lawyer to figure out you were over the gvwr. Your insurance likely will not cover you either (I checked on mine, they said they don’t have to cover it). I see folks towing with SUVs, 150s, and 1500s all the time on the road that are obviously overloaded. Better to go bigger than you need. I ended up with a 250. Had to make a fast stop on the interstate towing back from Florida this summer. Had I been in my 150, I doubt I would have stopped and kept the boat in control (80 to 0 fast). With the 250 it wasn’t that bad, but definitely noticed. No way I’d town that boat in a taco
  4. Ponyboy96

    Can I tow it? PLEASE HELP

    I would say you can probably pull it, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I had the same issue last year, but with an f150. Stepped up to a 250 and I can barely tell it’s there now. That came in handy as I had to quickly stop once while towing this season, I didn’t flinch in the 250. If I was in my old truck, that would have been ugly.
  5. Ponyboy96

    Hurricane Michael Photos and Discussion

    I’m in Georgia and we are fine. Just some wind and rain. Not uncommon for us.
  6. Ponyboy96

    H2O 19 200 hp or H2O 21 250 hp can't decide?

    21. You won’t regret going bigger.
  7. Ponyboy96

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    Here’s a link to a thread with the performance differences between the two. Different boat, but gives you a good idea of where the differences are. Next to none other than top end. If the same boat one with the f150 and other with the f200, I’d get the 200 if the price was only a couple g’s different. I own one with the f150 and it’s a great boat and engine. https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/606212-yamaha-f150-vs-i4-f200-not-big-difference-2.html
  8. Ponyboy96

    2018 chevy traverse

    Check the payload capacity on the door jam sticker. Then subtract the weight of all passengers, driver and stuff in the vehicle. That’s what you have left for tongue weight. Single axle boat trailer is probably 400-500lbs. If your total weight exceeds GVWR, then you will have issues. My advice, get something else to tow with.
  9. Ponyboy96

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    What’s the price difference? I have the H2O with the 150. Kept up with my buddy’s boat with the Yamaha 200 just fine. Couldn’t tell a difference top end. Different boats, but still. All comes down to the price difference and availability. Both are darn near the same.
  10. Ponyboy96

    Looking for input on bow riders

    Bow door is a must for the wife and kids. Gives them something to get behind to get out of the wind and rain when you get stuck out in it.
  11. Ponyboy96

    Looking for input on bow riders

    I’ve got a 21’ h20 ski fish with the Yamaha outboard. We bought new April last season for same reasons as others. We mostly boat on fresh water lakes with a salt water trip about once a season. Just got back from Florida taking it offshore for scalloping for a couple of days. Small craft advisory second day. No issues. We ran shallow to avoid the big stuff, but it did great. Was actually perfect for scalloping. Got a lot of compliments on it. My buddy has a nice center console. His kid wanted to ride with us instead of on their boat. Said it rode a lot better than their boat in the rough water. I told her not to tell her dad. Best advice I got when shopping was buy your next boat first. I think we did that and I have no desire for anything more than we have. It’s absolutely perfect for us. The outboards are more efficient than the inboards and a lot less maintenance. Mine has the 150. Only change I would have made would be to get the 200 instead, but there isn’t much of a different between the two.
  12. Ponyboy96

    Good place to buy parts?

    Glad to hear that’s a good price. Could never get my local dealer to return a call after calling and leaving 8 messages over 3-4 weeks. Ordered it from another dealer out of state. They were awesome to deal with and went out of their way for me.
  13. Ponyboy96

    Good place to buy parts?

    Need to get a cushion that flew off. Called some places and got a price of $278. Couldn’t find a part number otherwise and none of the online places had it.
  14. Ponyboy96

    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    I’m guessing that the charging wire to the batteries may have not been connected or came lose. Did you recently disconnect anything like for winterizing? Check the charger for a fault message. I’m guessing there’s a wire lose, a breaker tripped, or some minor thing like that.